Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chocolate Butter Mochi

When I was growing up in Hawaii, my mother sometimes took me to the local candy shop around the corner. They had all sorts of goodies. And because it was in Hawaii, the offerings were like an international buffet of sorts. Li Hing Mui (Chinese preserved plums), dried cuttlefish (Japanese) and other yummy treats were always on display at the counter. I love all these things for sure, but one thing I couldn't resist was something called Butter Mochi.

I have no idea where this originated from, but it was delicious! I mean imagine a buttery square that looks sort of like a blondie, but made with mochiko flour so that it has the consistency of mochi. If you've never tried this before, please do yourself a favor and try it out! Better yet, cook it at home because it's one of the easiest desserts to make.

Since we already made Butter Mochi before, we decided to make a chocolate version today. Here's our recipe for this outrageously delicious treat.



7 oz. milk chocolate
5 tbsp butter
14 oz/400g coconut milk
1/2/120ml cup milk
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups mochiko flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder


Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. First break the chocolate into small pieces and melt over a double boiler. Once it's melted set it to the side. Melt the butter in the microwave. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, milk, eggs, melted butter and the melted chocolate and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine mochiko flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder and baking powder. Mix well and make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix until smooth with no lumps. Grease or line your square pan with parchment paper. Pour in the batter and smooth out the top. Bake for 1 hour at 375F/190C. Once it's done, take it out and set it aside until it's cool enough to touch. Cut into individual squares and enjoy!


  1. Hello, can you tell me the measurements of the square pan, please? I LOVE your youtube channel ^-^,

  2. Is there a substitute for mochiko flour?

    1. I'm not sure if there is a substitute as this flour gives a unique sticky chewy texture. Shiratamako might work but I'm not sure. They sell Mochiko online if you can't find it anywhere.

  3. I just made this for my roommates! They loved it. It was all gone in less than 30 minutes. Thanks for the recipe :)

  4. Hello shinichi !
    I just made the recipe and it turns out delicious!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing


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